Mendez-Rojas v. Johnson (Court has to remove impidiments to filing asylum applications within 1 year of arriving)

A federal court in Seattle issued a favorable and far-reaching decision in our class action lawsuit, Mendez Rojas v. Johnson. The court’s ruling orders the government to remove significant impediments to filing asylum applications within one year of arriving in the United States, as required Read More …

Georgia New Power of Attorney Act the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) – What Changed

Georgia enacts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), requiring a Notary or officer authorized to administer oaths to notarize the principal’s signature on the power of attorney governed by the Act. Changes: Enacts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA). Allows a power of Read More …

DeKalb County Parenting Class for Divorce | Clarke Law Office, LLC (via Clarke Law Office, LLC)

Authorized by the Superior Court Judges in late 1991, the Families in Transition seminar focuses on the impact that divorce, adjustment to a new family situation, visitation, etc., have on the children in these cases. Presented by trained family therapists in a group program, the Read More …

Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation (via U.S.)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync with President Donald Trump’s get-tough approach toward immigration. The ruling could lead to indefinite detentions of certain Read More …

The Ziglar v. Abbasi Decision: Unsurprising and Devastating | Stanford Law School (via Stanford Law School)

The Supreme Court’s 4-2 decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi is both unsurprising and devastating.  It is unsurprising because the Supreme Court has contracted damages suits against federal officials for constitutional violations for 30 years now, and with the recusals of Justices Sotomayor and Kagan in the case, Read More …

10 Most Common Reasons for Divorce | Marriage.Com (via Marriage Advice – Best Marriage Advice & Tips for Couples)

Reasons for divorce : Find 10 most common reasons for divorce in hopes that you can learn from the mistakes of others. Marriage isn’t always easy and the sad reality is that not all “I dos” end with a happily ever after no matter how Read More …

Barnett v. Caldwell-Immunity for Teacher

High school student Antoine Williams tragically died after engaging in horseplay with another student while his teacher was out of their classroom. Antoine’s parents, appellants Jena Barnett and Marc Williams filed a complaint against Appellee Phyllis Caldwell, the teacher. They alleged that Caldwell was liable Read More …